Official Royal Wedding China Goes On Sale
The official Royal Wedding china has gone on sale. HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton (Kate no more) have approved the Royal Collection's china created in honor of their upcoming wedding on April 29, 2011. The collection includes a tankard (£35), eight-inch plate (£40) and pill box (£25) in English fine bone china. The pieces show a 'C' and 'W' entwined with gold and silver decorations, the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date. A pattern of doves, white ribbons and hearts in silver, gold and gray are set against a pale-gray striped background. The tankard is decorated inside with rows of tiny hearts and two silver doves holding a gold wedding ring.
The china is handmade for the Royal Collection in Stoke-on-Trent using methods that have remained unchanged for 250 years. Pieces are individually decorated and then embellished with several layers of burnished gold and platinum before a final layer of gilding in 22-carat gold is applied by hand. Each piece comes in a presentation box and wrapped in white tissue-paper printed with designs inspired by the wall hangings in Clarence House. It is sold online and will also be available from the Royal Collection shops at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and will be sold at Balmoral, Highgrove and Sandringham. Profits are dedicated to the Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity.
For more details on the Royal Wedding check out AOL's Royal Wedding website.